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to happen. >> you know, dan, you basically agree that energy efficiency is a noble goal, but you also think it's okay to tax mileage on electric cars. generally you tax things you want to do less of. so you wouldn't tax electric cars. and you would more heavily tax the things that you want to consume less. and that is carbon. >> here's the thing. first we're strong supporters of investments that will help increase the number of electric cars on the road. that's a good thing. but at the same time our infrastructure is ailing. it's estimated that half of our roads need to be resurfaced or repaired. close to 1/3 of the interstate highway system is in sub standard condition that has economic costs. right now the gasoline tax doesn't pay for all the repairs that are needed. so we've got to raise revenue. and it's better to do it from the users of the roads including electric vehicles rather than from the general public. if you live in new york city or chicago and only ride the subway all the time, why should your tax dollars go to pay for roads that you don't use? that's why this -- go ahead. >>
. friday, a five-year high. know we don't have a lot of energy, but i'm not that worried about it right now. see a bigger drop before people got concerned. upside, boeing having a lot of problems. airlines, all up today. the numbers have been great. fares up and revenue trends stable and fuel prices are stable. we've got a potential deal out there with u.s. air, and -- and amr out there, so the important thing is good news for the airlines in general. all the jewelry companies having a great day. cignet great sales, most jewelry stores to the upside. telecoms on the weak side. pcs had very weak subscriber figures though that was during the trading day yesterday. a little strange about the fact that they are all down today. finally, guys, you were talking about whether or not we'll have good numbers on the earnings front and whether the weak earnings are baked. in doing the same thing again, guys. brought the numbers down really, really low. 3% growth in the 500 so far this quarter. down from 12%, 13%. they are going to beat these numbers once again and so the bulls will argue that once agai
states, health care is something that our managers like. energy, more cyclical consumer discretionary leaning a little bit into a cyclical play. don't overshoot it but just lean too it. >> at the same time you guys are only looking for 1,500 on the s&p. we're at 1470 so between now and the end of the year. >> 0 point? >> looking for 30 more points on the s&p. >> coming into this year a lot of volatility is wrapped around that. saw that last year, a rally, pullback, rally, pullback and rally into the end of the year. high single sdajts reasonable expectations for someone having into this market, wrapped with a lot of volatility. get so much more, so much the better, but it will be a cheap ride in our opinion. >> we'll leave it there. gentlemen, thanks so much. great conversation. appreciate it. this market is gaining momentum as we approach the close. let's find out what's behind it from bob pisani. over to you, robert. >> you know what's important. put up the s&p 500, because we're about to close -- if we close at 1469 or so, five-year highs in the s&p, near historic highs, of course,
energy. that was a laggard, we think that's due for a catchup and industrials should also do well in the upcoming year. >> in terms of washington and the dysfunction, how much of an impact are you expecting this debt ceiling debate to have? >> we're quite worried about it. we hope they don't shoot themselves in the foot. the good thing is the market saw in december even though there was a lot of fighting, ultimately they did the right thing so maybe it doesn't have to sell off as much before. >> i'm sorry, what does that mean? shoot themselves in the foot? does that mean they should do the right thing and stop borrowing 1 trillion a year. >> michael, you're right. we already shot ourselves in the foot. >> shooting ourselves in the foot would be coming up with a deal before the deadline, not a week after the deadline after they scare the bejabers out of everybo everybody. >> in 2011 they raised the debt ceiling and promised to cut $1.2 trillion. guess what? they punted on that one. now they are one sequestration in arrears. they owe us two and we're not getting any. that's not shoo
as some of the energy names. remember, banks usually sell off, maria, after the earnings season starts, not as we're going into it. that's a little bit unusual. keep an eye on that. nat gas stocks on the downside, nat gas on a multi-month low. maria, back to you. >> breaking news right now. let's get to herb greenberg on herbalife. >> reporter: a multitude of new angles on this story on herbalife, this just crossing. dow jones reporting that the securities and exchange commission has opened an inquiry into herbalife. that doesn't mean anything is necessarily going to occur, but it's an inquiry in the company. the stock on this news is down. last i checked it's down 4%, still coming down, as are other companies in the group. i want to point one thing out here, and a lot of times we talk about the federal trade commission. people ferg that the s.e.c. itself can and has in the past probed multi-level marketing companies. maria, back to you. >> herb, thank you. >> amazing timing that this happens on the same day that we find out that dan lobe takes a long position against bill ackman's sho
to the next step which is energy, yesterday in particular, great news for rig, made a setment with the doj, looking at bp and anadarko and halliburton, and it may, may be very smooth sailing for them, up another 10%, 15% by mid-year if they can make nice settlements. >> you're a very famous technician. a lot of people follow you. tell us how you look through the debt ceiling fate that we know is coming. the last debt ceiling debate was horrific and had a major effect on the economy. >> lots of volatility. i don't know if it's another cliff. i mean, a milk cliff and cheese cliff and everybody is worried about it. can i tell you something? i've been doing this for close to 50 years. i've never seen so many people so negative for so long. guys, put on your bullish hat. this thing is going to sail. >> and that is -- we should point out. that's a contrarian way to think, right? when everybody is so bearish that's the precise moment you should be bullish. >> we're talking mega bearish. airline at 52-week highs, housing at 52-week highs, autos. a lot of groups have already done very well >> what
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